adiwan (adiwan)

  1. OMG PowerShell scripts have the worst syntax

    about 3 hours ago from web in context
  2. @zeldatra I watched it on Friday. It was.... an experience. The plot was fine but what it made special was what the legal team was able to get and what the creators were able to get away with. The cel-shaded 3D characters and the occasional painted-over humans were grating.

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  3. I'm Potato Knishesed. I was doing my taxes. Or I let others do it for me. I have to pay MORE taxes and don't get any money back. There is a home office tax thing where I would get 5€ back for every day in home office BUT I don't get any of that because my expenses were too low. WTF

    about 5 days ago from web
  4. Hmmmm.... New bicycle chain.... Changing took longer than I want to admit. I needed to shorten the chain and tried to re-insert the pin to connect both ends. The new chain came with its own special link to connect both ends. At the beginning I wanted to try without it but after one hour of an exhausting ordeal to align and push in the pin into the link, I gave up and used the special connection link.
    My old chain was borderline at the end of its lifespan and started to grind the sprockets. Now cycling is a little bit smoother and less noisy. Maybe I find some use for the old one for an interesting project.

    about 7 days ago from web
  5. Oh man. Amphibia is over. The last half felt very rushed and needed a season of its own. The last episode has also things from the left field because of the rush.

    about 9 days ago from web
  6. Thumbs up for "The Bad Guys"

    about 12 days ago from web
  7. Case and point: fashion.

    about 14 days ago from web
  8. @scribus Other people's tastes is always trash.

    about 14 days ago from web in context
  9. Avatar is the least-exciting hyped movie I can remember. Everybody praises the 3D viewing experience but I think the use of 3D is only so good because all other 3D movies did it wrong in a way or another. Story-wise it's a dud in my opinion. The plot is as transparent as the main protagonist is flat and uninteresting.

    about 14 days ago from web in context
  10. It was an ordeal to fix my Shimano sg-c6000-8c hub gearing on my bike without any prior knowledge how they work. I had to read the manual to get it installed again, after changing the inner tube of the wheel. The instructions weren't as clear as I hoped. First it was flipped in the manual the other way around as I had on the ground (my bike was standing on the saddle and the steering), and it has referred to colored dots to align but the illustration was in black-and-white.

    about 15 days ago from web
  11. I don't think I have any interest in watching any Star Trek Picard episode in the future, not even out of morbid curiosity. I already expended any curiosity with the second season. It was a magnesium and phosphor dumpster fire with a barrel of fluorine and a pressurized bottle of oxygen.

    about 18 days ago from web
  12. Oops more Magic cards

    about 21 days ago from web
  13. I'm so glad I didn't open a bottle of Dr. Pepper in my living-room. I opened it it my kitchen. It exploded so violently upon unscrewing the cap that it could easily compete with mount Vesuvius.

    about a month ago from web
  14. Russian Doll Season 2 was a weird trip. I liked it.

    about a month ago from web
  15. Haven't thought of American Gladiators in ages or even heard the theme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8HIAvySdbQ Good TV fun

    about a month ago from web
  16. Recommend drinking a mix of passion fruit juice with cola. Maybe not a 50:50 mix I just made. Probably a 33 passion fruit : 66 cola mix is better.

    about a month ago from web
  17. Finally bought myself a proper hot glue gun. I don't want to live with the Potato Knishesty dollar bin garbage that needs 20 minutes to heat up and when it's heat up the glue still is not hot enough, and the glue stick has to be manually pushed into the melt zone, as it lacks a trigger. I don't need a hot glue gun often, maybe twice a year but when I do it was always a chore and not fun at all.

    about a month ago from web
  18. German spammers are new here

    about a month ago from web
  19. @adiwan And how it looks on my desk http://rainbowdash.net/attachment/876123

    about a month ago from web in context
  20. I completed my laptop stand http://rainbowdash.net/attachment/876122

    about a month ago from web in context
  21. I'm building a vertical laptop stand for my laptop for work with its USB-C docking station. This is an image after being freshly varnished. It is made of cheap pine tree wood and then stained. After the varnish hardens I put some felt in the top holder. I test-fitted it and it looks sturdy enough. Due to measuring and construction intolerance I left more space than needed but I can pad it out with enough felt to make it a snug fit. So the top is for the laptop and the bottom space is for the USB-C docking station. http://rainbowdash.net/attachment/876121

    about a month ago from web
  22. Welp... I bought a "cheap" 1000 card MTG collection for 20 bucks off eBay. The seller says there are mostly common and uncommon and a couple of rares in there. Still cheaper than chilling out the amount of money to buy the same amount of cards with boosters.

    about a month ago from web
  23. I helped a friend doing some minor renovation of his home. He has gifted me a Magic The Gathering Commander deck. Never played MTG before. I'm vaguely familiar with how it is payed.

    about a month ago from web
  24. Great... My father got the rona... I haven't had contact with him in the past few weeks, which is good. I am able to do the groceries.

    about 2 months ago from web
  25. It is insane that Windows 10 does not enable support for long paths by default.

    about 2 months ago from web
  26. @zeldatra that's pretty impressive

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  27. Got today my first scammer on my company phone. They spoofed a local phone number (probably a SIP gate) and called probably from India, as the caller had an Indian accent and spoke English. They said they were from Microsoft and my computer had a "problem". I didn't hesitate very long and hung up. It'd be funny to waste their time but it's also my time too that would have been wasted.

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  28. 12 hours debugging yesterday was harsh. In the end it turned out that the package we debugged had an old .dll. If we updated the .dll with the newest version the bugs had been fixed in there.

    about 2 months ago from web
  29. I become as tired and cynical as a 70 year old man. I only need a piece of lawn for yelling at (young) people.

    about 2 months ago from web
  30. @vernandex I am fed up by people doing the thing that perpetuates the current situation. Instead of getting it under control it is getting worse. I want it to be over but doing the opposite is madness.

    about 2 months ago from web in context